Facilitating Culturally Inclusive Meetings


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Practice critical communication skills to foster inclusion and collaboration in your meetings.

 Practice critical communication skills to foster inclusion and collaboration in your meetings. 

Your personal identity likely shapes the meetings you lead. In order to foster open spaces where people can test ideas and practice inclusion, you should reflect on how your identity impacts your meetings.

Join us for this online training to engage in self-reflection and to begin practicing communication skills that will positively impact group dynamics. You will hone your skills around listening, modeling, and question-asking. You’ll also receive guidance on how to choose an accountability partner who will help you preserve a culturally inclusive meeting environment.

Who Should Attend

If you lead meetings, this webcast will help you re-energize and learn how to facilitate in an unbiased, culturally inclusive way.


Our instructor will begin the webcast by helping you discover how your personal identity shapes the meetings you lead. Then we’ll discuss:

  • How to practice critical communication skills (e.g., deep listening, genuine question probing, and suspending assumptions and judgments) to foster inclusion and collaboration in a group setting
  • How to choose accountability partners who will provide honest feedback about your meetings


Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly

Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Prior to this role, she was the Associate Professor of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago for nine years. Dr. Turner Kelly’s scholarship is focused on marginalized populations in higher education; more specifically, she studies the experiences of students of color on predominantly white campuses, women and faculty of color at research universities, and how all students can become socially just educators. She has authored over 25 publications, including articles in peer-refereed journals of high national reputation, two articles have received over 200 citations each and two have been cited in AMICUS briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases. Read Bridget’s full bio here.

Questions About the Event? Email this event’s Program Manager, Christine Murphy.

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